SSTAR Prevention

The SSTAR (Stanley Street Treatment and Resources) Prevention Program supports young people and their families by delivering substance use prevention education, treatment, recovery, and wellness initiatives to Greater Fall River, MA, and the surrounding communities and towns.

All of the work and collaboration efforts through SSTAR Prevention are grounded in Positive Youth Development. Positive Youth Development builds on the strengths of individuals, families, and entire communities to create healthier communities, free of youth substance abuse or misuse.

Our prevention efforts emphasize the importance of both physical and mental health and wellness. This practice is in alignment with our parent organization, Stanley Street Treatment and Resource, which supports a continuum of care to people of all ages, especially those with mental and behavioral health needs.

SSTAR Prevention’s  BOLD (Building our Lives Drug Free) Coalition’s mission is to prevent youth substance use and change societal norms regarding substance use by reducing access, increasing perceptions of risk and harm of substance use, and increasing parental disapproval of youth use. BOLD’s vision is to create a healthy community for the youth of Greater Fall River. The BOLD Coalition has representatives from different sectors of the community: youth, parents, business, media, schools, law enforcement, faith and youth serving organizations, civic groups, healthcare professionals and governmental agencies. We encourage all who are committed to the betterment of the lives of young people to join us!

SSTAR Prevention’s MeB4Use campaign is a social marketing campaign aimed at youth to help promote positive youth development and healthy decision making.

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Visit SSTAR’s main  contact page for locations and phone numbers. If you need a department contact go here.

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